Measuring consistency of autobiographical memory recall in depression.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244202
Title:
Measuring consistency of autobiographical memory recall in depression.
Authors:
Semkovska, Maria; Noone, Martha; Carton, Mary; McLoughlin, Declan M
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. semkovsm@tcd.ie
Citation:
Measuring consistency of autobiographical memory recall in depression. 2012, 197 (1-2):41-8 Psychiatry Res
Journal:
Psychiatry research
Issue Date:
15-May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/244202
DOI:
10.1016/j.psychres.2011.12.010
PubMed ID:
22397910
Abstract:
Autobiographical amnesia assessments in depression need to account for normal changes in consistency over time, contribution of mood and type of memories measured. We report herein validation studies of the Columbia Autobiographical Memory Interview - Short Form (CAMI-SF), exclusively used in depressed patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) but without previous published report of normative data. The CAMI-SF was administered twice with a 6-month interval to 44 healthy volunteers to obtain normative data for retrieval consistency of its Semantic, Episodic-Extended and Episodic-Specific components and assess their reliability and validity. Healthy volunteers showed significant large decreases in retrieval consistency on all components. The Semantic and Episodic-Specific components demonstrated substantial construct validity. We then assessed CAMI-SF retrieval consistencies over a 2-month interval in 30 severely depressed patients never treated with ECT compared with healthy controls (n=19). On initial assessment, depressed patients produced less episodic-specific memories than controls. Both groups showed equivalent amounts of consistency loss over a 2-month interval on all components. At reassessment, only patients with persisting depressive symptoms were distinguishable from controls on episodic-specific memories retrieved. Research quantifying retrograde amnesia following ECT for depression needs to control for normal loss in consistency over time and contribution of persisting depressive symptoms.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Analysis of Variance; Depression; Female; Humans; Male; Memory Disorders; Memory, Episodic; Mental Recall; Middle Aged; Neuropsychological Tests; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Reference Values; Reproducibility of Results; Statistics, Nonparametric; Young Adult
ISSN:
0165-1781

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dc.contributor.authorSemkovska, Mariaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNoone, Marthaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCarton, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Declan Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-17T08:48:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-17T08:48:23Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-15-
dc.identifier.citationMeasuring consistency of autobiographical memory recall in depression. 2012, 197 (1-2):41-8 Psychiatry Resen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0165-1781-
dc.identifier.pmid22397910-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.psychres.2011.12.010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/244202-
dc.description.abstractAutobiographical amnesia assessments in depression need to account for normal changes in consistency over time, contribution of mood and type of memories measured. We report herein validation studies of the Columbia Autobiographical Memory Interview - Short Form (CAMI-SF), exclusively used in depressed patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) but without previous published report of normative data. The CAMI-SF was administered twice with a 6-month interval to 44 healthy volunteers to obtain normative data for retrieval consistency of its Semantic, Episodic-Extended and Episodic-Specific components and assess their reliability and validity. Healthy volunteers showed significant large decreases in retrieval consistency on all components. The Semantic and Episodic-Specific components demonstrated substantial construct validity. We then assessed CAMI-SF retrieval consistencies over a 2-month interval in 30 severely depressed patients never treated with ECT compared with healthy controls (n=19). On initial assessment, depressed patients produced less episodic-specific memories than controls. Both groups showed equivalent amounts of consistency loss over a 2-month interval on all components. At reassessment, only patients with persisting depressive symptoms were distinguishable from controls on episodic-specific memories retrieved. Research quantifying retrograde amnesia following ECT for depression needs to control for normal loss in consistency over time and contribution of persisting depressive symptoms.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Psychiatry researchen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Variance-
dc.subject.meshDepression-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMemory Disorders-
dc.subject.meshMemory, Episodic-
dc.subject.meshMental Recall-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeuropsychological Tests-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scales-
dc.subject.meshReference Values-
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Results-
dc.subject.meshStatistics, Nonparametric-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleMeasuring consistency of autobiographical memory recall in depression.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. semkovsm@tcd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPsychiatry researchen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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